After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss.
New episodes. Same obsessions.
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There are four episodes that connect to The Silence of the Lambs
- Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to Jail (2004) (#2.16) Dale The Whale wants a window in his cell in exchange for giving valuable information, just as Hannibal Lecter did to Clarice Starling.
- Monk: Mr. Monk and the Blackout (2004) (#3.3) Adrian Monk is in his own apartment with night vision goggles tracking the killer. This is just like the scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb is using night vision goggles to stalk Clarice Starling. The shoe is on the other foot though as in the Monk episode the protagonist ("good guy") is stalking the antagonist ("bad guy").
- Monk: Mr. Monk Bumps His Head (2006) starred Charles Napier, who was a prison guard in The Silence of the Lambs, so he was a Law Enforcement Official in both. Charles Napier also appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series: The Way to Eden (1969) (#3.20) which is also one of five connections between Monk and the Star Trek franchise. So he is the one actor who connects this show, Star Trek, and The Silence of the Lambs.
- Monk: Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 1 (2008) (#6.15) and Monk: Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 2 (2008) (#6.16) reunites Ted Levine with Scott Glenn, who also played a Law Enforcement official in the television episode and The Silence of the Lambs. Except that in The Silence of the Lambs, they had no scenes together, in the television episode, they did.
The show intro shows Monk pouring boiling water on a toothbrush. The toothbrush is a normal toothbrush with a rectangular head. He then immediately brushes his teeth with a oval shaped multicolored toothbrush. See more
He's the guy.
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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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